February 22 / 14.20 Navan

14.20 Navan Heavy

BetVictor Boyne Hurdle (Grade 2)

  • Prize money: £18096.64
  • 2m 5f 0y
  • 14 runners
  • Win time: 5m 49s
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BetVictor Boyne Hurdle (Grade 2)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.40
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 117-32 C

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Smart sort over hurdles, winning three of his five outings as a novice last season, including over an extended 2m1f at this venue; has never gone further than that, but this trip should not be a big problem; both runs this term have been over fences, placed in good company.
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Verdict Starting price

6

28th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 130y

17:25 Punchestown

Thedevilscoachman

11st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

4

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:50 Fairyhouse

Thedevilscoachman

11st 8lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Noel Meade

7/2

1st

5

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:20 Navan

Thedevilscoachman

11st 6lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Noel Meade

Smart sort over hurdles, winning three of his five outings as a novice last season, including over an extended 2m1f at this venue; has never gone further than that, but this trip should not be a big problem; both runs this term have been over fences, placed in good company.

6/1

OUR TIP

7/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 2-U373 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won Grade 2 novice hurdles over 2m4f at this venue and Fairyhouse last season; signed off with second in a four-runner Punchestown Grade 1; chasing campaign put on hold after a bad experience at Leopardstown; some reassurance provided by Galmoy Hurdle third.
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2nd

1

28th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 130y

17:25 Punchestown

Ashdale Bob

11st 10lb

J: Robbie Power

T: Mrs John Harrington

1

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

15:35 Aintree

Ashdale Bob

11st 7lb

J: Robbie Power

T: Mrs John Harrington

Ran a fine race from the front when third under a big weight in the Coral Cup Handicap at the Cheltenham Festival (2m5f, soft); stays 3m and is also effective on yielding ground (unraced on good); may make a bold bid but will need some of these to underperform if he's to reward each-way backers.

10/1

3rd

2

16th Mar 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Ashdale Bob

11st 10lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Won two Grade 2 novice hurdles over 2m4f last season; no win this term but he's raised his game since reverting to hurdling for last two outings, stretched by 3m against Stayers' Hurdle contenders at Gowran Park on first occasion and pipped in 2m5f Grade 2 at Navan on second; looks increasingly classy and capable of a very bold show.

20/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: -5F1P8 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 151

Form & Verdict
Grade 1-winning novice hurdler and runner-up to Minella Indo in the 2019 Albert Bartlett; won a 3m conditions hurdle at Thurles last March; gave a fine weight-carrying performance in a 3m handicap here in December; jumping let him down when pulled-up in Leopardsown Grade 1; had an off-day at Gowran last month,
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1st

3

16th Mar 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Commander Of Fleet

11st 10lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Gordon Elliott

Runner-up here in the 2019 Grade 1 Albert Bartlett; career best when winning a good 23-runner handicap at Navan (3m, yielding) in December and, after two poor shows against the leading stayers, his third in a 2m5f Grade 2 three weeks ago was a step back in the right direction (albeit well held by Ashdale Bob on that form); needs another major personal best.

40/1

3rd

6

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:20 Navan

Commander Of Fleet

11st 3lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Grade 1-winning novice hurdler and runner-up to Minella Indo in the 2019 Albert Bartlett; won a 3m conditions hurdle at Thurles last March; gave a fine weight-carrying performance in a 3m handicap here in December; jumping let him down when pulled-up in Leopardsown Grade 1; had an off-day at Gowran last month,

14/1

Form: 120-34

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict
Won three of his four races for Nicky Henderson; added to his score with 2m Grade 2 win on heavy ground at Limerick in December 2020; ended campaign with mid-division run in the Coral Cup; beaten 7 1/2l in third behind Darasso this at venue on seasonal debut; remote fourth on first try over 3m in Leopardstown Grade 1 at Christmas.
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3rd

3

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

15:50 Fairyhouse

Grand Roi

11st 8lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

16/1

6

16th Mar 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Grand Roi

11st 7lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

12th when favourite in this last year off same mark; he's a fair bit better than that, as shown again in a 2m4f Grade 2 on reappearance in November but he's been below form again on both outings since; the latest was behind Ashdale Bob and Commander Of Fleet at Navan; wears headgear first time.

20/1

4th

4

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:20 Navan

Grand Roi

11st 8lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Gordon Elliott

Won three of his four races for Nicky Henderson; added to his score with 2m Grade 2 win on heavy ground at Limerick in December 2020; ended campaign with mid-division run in the Coral Cup; beaten 7 1/2l in third behind Darasso this at venue on seasonal debut; remote fourth on first try over 3m in Leopardstown Grade 1 at Christmas.

9/1

Form: 3-5257 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 156

Form & Verdict
All four wins over hurdles have come in handicaps but he was second to Lisnagar Oscar in the 2020 Stayers' Hurdle, and has also finished second to Honeysuckle in successive editions of the Hatton's Grace Hurdle; has failed to do himself justice in two runs over further since a spirited Fairyhouse display in November.
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6

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Ronald Pump

11st 6lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Matthew J Smith

High-class hurdler; three of his four handicap hurdle wins have come at this venue, but he was second to Lisnagar Oscar in the 2020 Stayers' Hurdle and has also finished second to Honeysuckle in successive editions of the Hatton's Grace Hurdle at this track; limited chasing experience but not without a chance following second to Diol Ker at Naas.

2nd

2

13th Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 126y

16:40 Naas

Ronald Pump

11st 1lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Matthew J Smith

High-class hurdler; all four wins in that sphere have come in handicaps, but he was second to Lisnagar Oscar in the 2020 Stayers' Hurdle and has also finished second to Honeysuckle in successive editions of the Hatton's Grace Hurdle; has done very little racing over fences, and is not easy to assess as a consequence.

8/1

5th

12

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:20 Navan

Ronald Pump

11st 3lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Matthew J Smith

All four wins over hurdles have come in handicaps but he was second to Lisnagar Oscar in the 2020 Stayers' Hurdle, and has also finished second to Honeysuckle in successive editions of the Hatton's Grace Hurdle; has failed to do himself justice in two runs over further since a spirited Fairyhouse display in November.

9/2

Form: 2/01-5 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Martin Pipe winner in 2019; seven runs since then, five of them over fences, highlighted by 2020 Galway Plate triumph that was prefaced by a warm-up over hurdles; remote fifth behind Darver Star at Punchestown on first run in 17 months.
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5th

8

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 5f 50y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Early Doors

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Martin Pipe winner in 2019, Galway Plate winner off 139 in 2020; little sign of his best in three runs (two of them over hurdles) since returning from a spell on the sidelines.

5th

5

12th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:00 Navan

Early Doors

11st 5lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Martin Pipe winner in 2019, Galway Plate winner off 139 in 2020; little sign of his best in two runs over hurdles since returning from a spell on the sidelines; lowest-rated of the six runners here.

14/1

6th

9

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:20 Navan

Early Doors

11st 3lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Martin Pipe winner in 2019; seven runs since then, five of them over fences, highlighted by 2020 Galway Plate triumph that was prefaced by a warm-up over hurdles; remote fifth behind Darver Star at Punchestown on first run in 17 months.

20/1

Form: 231-71 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict
Placed twice at Grade 1 level as a novice hurdler in 2020 after a C&D maiden hurdle win; shows every sign of developing into top-class staying chaser; gave a smart display to win the Thyestes Chase off 145, now up 154, possible Grand National contender.
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6th

10

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

17:15 Aintree

Longhouse Poet

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Martin Brassil

Needs to bounce back from a heavy defeat over hurdles at Navan in February but he impressed in winning the Thyestes Handicap Chase at Gowran Park time before; has looked sure to stay beyond 3m1f, including when prevailing in a right slog against Run Wild Fred on heavy going last term, and this is the first attempt; he's not had that much racing overall and brings significant potential, so could be another star for his trainer who won the 2006 Grand National and has been sixth and third with subsequent challengers.

16/1

7th

11

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:20 Navan

Longhouse Poet

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Martin Brassil

Placed twice at Grade 1 level as a novice hurdler in 2020 after a C&D maiden hurdle win; shows every sign of developing into top-class staying chaser; gave a smart display to win the Thyestes Chase off 145, now up 154, possible Grand National contender.

6/1

Form: 1117-4 C

Last run: 80 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won six consecutive races mixing between Flat and hurdles in the second half of 2020/early-2021, culminating in a Grade 2 novice hurdle over 2m at Punchestown; flopped in a Grade 1 at Aintree last April; now sent back over hurdles after a first chase start at this venue in December.
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10th

4

(5)

17th May 2022

Good

1m 2f 84y

19:10 Sligo

Dreal Deal

9st 7lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Ronan M P McNally

11th

7

(16)

9th May 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 3f 213y

19:00 Roscommon

Dreal Deal

9st 10lb

J: Mark Enright

T: Ronan M P McNally

8th

3

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:20 Navan

Dreal Deal

11st 8lb

J: Paul Townend

T: Ronan M P McNally

Won six consecutive races mixing between Flat and hurdles in the second half of 2020/early-2021, culminating in a Grade 2 novice hurdle over 2m at Punchestown; flopped in a Grade 1 at Aintree last April; now sent back over hurdles after a first chase start at this venue in December.

12/1

Form: /8/7/0

Last run: 124 days

W: 11st 3lb

14 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Veteran has never shown any ability on the track or in points.
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7th

7

7th Apr 2022

Good

1m 5f 160y

18:30 Gowran Park

Titan Jack

9st 5lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Gearoid Patrick Brouder

Poor jumper is hopelessly out of his class here.

250/1

6th

6

31st Mar 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 52y

15:05 Naas

Titan Jack

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Lyons

T: Gearoid Patrick Brouder

Veteran with a dismal record; will be a minor triumph if he manages to complete the course.

500/1

6

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

15:00 Naas

Titan Jack

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Gearoid Patrick Brouder

Veteran making up the numbers.

500/1

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Non-runners

Darasso, Conron, Darver Star, Gentlemansgame, No Memory

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Payout
Exacta €213.00
Straight Forecast €229.10
Trifecta €1649.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Darver Star

The Irish Sun:

Dreal Deal

TOPSPEED:

Ronald Pump

POSTDATA:

Darasso

RP Ratings (IRE):

Darver Star